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Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment Another Step Closer

The half-a-billion-dollar redevelopment of Ballarat Base Hospital is another step closer, with a builder now appointed to deliver the final works of the major project. Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that Built has been appointed to deliver the last stage of the $595 million redevelopment, including a new multi-level tower and helipad.

New Equipment Funding Boost For Ballarat Base Hospital

The Allan Labor Government is delivering an important upgrade to Grampians Health’s Ballarat Base Hospital, investing in new high-tech health equipment to ensure locals can continue to receive the best care, closer to home. Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the health service to announce the upcoming arrival of seven replacement anaesthesia machines and associated patient monitoring devices – made possible by a grant of more than $916,000 from the eighth round of the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF).

New Community Hub In The Heart Of Ballarat

A new community hub in the heart of Ballarat will assist not-for-profit service providers support locals in need, backed by the Allan Labor Government. Acting Minister for Regional Development Steve Dimopoulos today announced the start of works at the old Chatham House building in Lydiard Street South, supported by a $1 million investment from the Labor Government.

Architect Appointed To Design Ballarat Animal Shelter

An Architect has been appointed to design the new state-of-the-art Regional Animal Facility at Mitchell Park. Architecture Matters was awarded the design contract by City of Ballarat Contracts Committee and is expected to finalise the designs for the new facility in 2024.

Affordable Public Fertility Care Now Available In Ballarat

Women and families across Ballarat can now realise their dream of starting or growing their family – with the Allan Labor Government’s nation-leading public fertility care service now available at Grampians Health.

High-Flying Wrestling Fan Fest To Land In Ballarat

The Allan Labor Government is backing a major boost to Ballarat’s events calendar, with the global professional wrestling convention Starrcast Downunder, headed for the Goldfields region from 10-14 April 2024.

White Night Set To Dazzle Ballarat In 2024

More Ballarat locals and visitors from across the state are set to enjoy all the city has to offer when White Night lights up Ballarat, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government.

Lake Wendouree Lights Up

Ballarat’s iconic Lake Wendouree will now light up at night with the support of the Allan Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today represented Minister for Regional Development Gayle Tierney to turn the lights on for the first time.

One Billion Reasons To Love Regional Social Housing

The Allan Labor Government is getting on with delivering quality social and affordable homes across regional Victoria for those who need them most. Since the start of the Big Housing Build in November 2020, the Labor Government and our community housing partners have invested more than $1 billion in projects in regional Victoria, with close to 3,000 homes either complete or underway.

Spirits Soar as New Distillery Opens at Ballarat Goods Shed

Visitors from near and far can now wet their whistles with whisky, gin and vodka at Ballarat’s biggest distillery Itinerant Spirits, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today represented Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos to tour the new state-of- the-art venue, which opened to the public last week.

Upgraded Emergency Department Complete In Ballarat

Ballarat families in the Grampians region will continue to receive the best healthcare with a bigger and better emergency department now welcoming patients at the Ballarat Base Hospital.

QHub Safe Spaces Celebrate Wear It Purple Day

Victoria’s young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer communities will have more safe spaces and crucial mental health supports with QHub in Geelong and Ballarat with outreach to Surf Coast.

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Reeling In New Anglers

Newcomers to freshwater fishing will catch tips and tricks from experts next month at the Ballarat Fishing Festival on Saturday 2 September. Minister for Outdoor Recreation Sonya Kilkenny today announced the free festival will mark the opening of the trout fishing season and celebrate all that fishing in the Central Highlands has to offer.

Road Nationals Cycling To Return To Ballarat In 2024

Thousands of cycling fans are set to line the streets of Ballarat when the AusCycling Road National Championships return in 2024, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government and the City of Ballarat. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Ben Carroll today confirmed the prestigious tournament will return from 4 to 7 January next year.

Upgrades For Ballarat Sporting Venues Confirmed

From a fully accessible Ballarat station to 5,000 extra seats at Eureka Stadium, athletics track and more affordable housing across our region, we'll deliver the lasting benefits people in Ballarat have asked for.

Boosting Digital Skills In Manufacturing To Create Future Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting manufacturers across the state to equip their workers with the cutting-edge digital skills needed to boost competitiveness and create more jobs of the future. Minister for Industry and Innovation Ben Carroll today visited Ballarat manufacturer SEM Fire and Rescue, which is one the businesses benefitting from the Labor Government‘s $4.5 million Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program.